Victor Moses was available for Spartak Moscow for the entire 90 minutes in thir 2-0 home loss to Rubin Kazan as the Russian Premier League staged a return after hiatus since December last year.
Djorje Despotovic’s double for Rubin Kazan in the 53rd and 89th minutes confined the Railwaymen to their second home loss of the season.
The former league champions are fourth on the log with 35 points from 20 games.
Moses has played 10 games with a goal for Spartak Moscow. They will host FC Krasnodar on March 7th in another game.
In a related development, Sylvester Igboun who started from the bench for Dinamo Moscow was introduced in the 63rd minute in place of Vyacheslav Grulev as his club ran away 2-1 winners at FK Akhmat.
Daniil Fomin and Arsen Zakharyan scored for Dinamo Moscow in the seventh and 37th minutes while Anton Shvets’ 68th-minute strike for the home team turned out to be a consolation goal.
Dinamo Moscow improved to sixth on the log with 33 points from 20 games.